Descartes Systems Group has entered into a joint venture to offer logistics technology infrastructure throughout China. Its partner is New Trend International Logistics Technology Ltd. (NTI), a Chinese provider of material-handling systems. Descartes said it will combine its platform uniting hardware, software, networks and a community of logistics organizations with NTI's local business network, to provide a comprehensive logistics information-management system. The offering includes warehouse management, transportation management and global positioning technologies. Participants in the platform can work together to automate multi-party business processes and share critical information. Descartes' federated network combines the vendor's Global Logistics Network (GLN), a community of more than 22,000 companies in 165 countries exchanging logistics information, and value-added applications to standardize and streamline business processes. NTI specializes in logistics technology, software development and system integration. It is headquartered in Shenzhen city, with a staff of more than 200.
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